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25/09/2013 at 12:27
I've just given notice of my maternity leave and am beginning to wonder when I should set about sorting out something for my return. How long do you leave it? I don't know how much time to allow to sort it. And yes, I am an obsessive planner!
25/09/2013 at 12:29
Yes get on the case now. There are v long waiting lists round here. I can recommend a nursery if you're interested?
25/09/2013 at 12:30
Do you know what days you will need it for yet?
I would probably do it sooner rather than later so you get the nursery you want.
If you left it later you might struggle getting availability for the days you want in the nursery you want.
25/09/2013 at 12:32
I've always wondered how people time this, especially if they were going to put in a request for changing hours at work. I guess plan for full time childcare, so that if your request for changing any hours was declined, you have childcare already organised (and childcare can always be amended if your request is successful?).
25/09/2013 at 14:03
We have enquired already!
H and i work at the same place which has a creche but only has 18 spaces for 3 -18 month old babies. We have a couple of friends who have children there and they told us to get intouch ASAP. I thought it was way to early but it would seem not.
We have had to fill out an 'expression of interest' form and we have to keep in touch with them, let them know when baby arrives and when we have a beter idea of which days we will require.
Bit scary really as baby isnt even here yet!
25/09/2013 at 14:22
Cripes; I'm on the case. I don't even know what we want. Childminder, probably. Gah!!
25/09/2013 at 14:38
Depends what you want and what hours you need. If you're keen on nurseries, then probably best to put your interest down sooner rather than later. When I needed 2 places at short notice (4 weeks notice when our childminder gave up) one of the nurseries I called had an 18 month waiting list. If it's childminders, then there's probably not too much rush just yet. They tend to be a bit more flexible and vacancies come around more frequently as people change their working hours and children go to different school/preschools. I don't know how it works with nurseries but a childminder might also was a retainer to hold a place if it's going to be saved for you for a long time.
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